Sounding poll bugle from Modi’s constituency Varanasi, the Congress general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi said Congress will revoke CAA-NRC if voted to power in Uttar Pradesh in the next assembly elections in 2022.
Calling the contentious CAA “anti-poor” Priyanka Gandhi told a selected group of people that passage of the CAA is not only against minorities but the poor also.
“This is an attack on the Constitution. They (BJP) are doing politics by targeting a particular community but the CAA-NRC is basically against the poor of the country,” said Priyanka, according to a Congress activist who was present during the interaction.
She also assured legal help to those who have been arrested by the UP police for taking part in anti-CAA protest.
“Congress party will provide all kind of legal help to those who have been arrested by the UP police for taking part in anti-CAA protest,” said Priyanka.
UP Congress state secretary, Sarita Patel told NH that over a two-dozen people including BHU students and protesters met Priyanka. “During the meeting, girls raised issues related to women’s safety in the campus also,” said Patel.
Priyanka met activist couple Ekta Shekar Singh and her husband Ravi Shekhar, who were arrested. “Ekataji’s little daughter was waiting for her. They told me everything. Injustice was meted out to them. They were thrown in jail, kept there for 15 days and serious charges were levelled against them. I am proud that they struggled and raised their voice for their country. Whatever the government is doing is anti-constitutional,” Priyanka told reporters.
During her four-hour visit, Priyanka paid obeisance at Sant Ravidas temple. Later she reached Shrimath on boat and met social activists.